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Brave Charlotte donates hair to charity in memory of her dad

Three year old Charlotte Ransom has completed one of her daddy’s dying wishes by donating her hair to the Little Princess Trust charity. Charlotte lost her father Ellis to pancreatic cancer last month. He was just 38.

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Barber blacklisted for warning about traffic wardens

A Plymouth hairdresser has been ‘black-listed’ by Cornwall Council after authorities found out that he was warning illegally parked drivers when traffic wardens were approaching.

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£12k donation to St Luke’s Hospice from law firm

A group of generous solicitors in Plymouth have raised nearly £12,000 for St Luke’s Hospice. Nash & Co Solicitors chose the Turnchapel-based good cause as their charity for 2012 and raised an impressive £11,867.69 through a range of events including a sponsored walk, an auction and a raffle.

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Plymouth Law firm making waves

Enigma Solicitors in Plymouth are celebrating their second birthday. The law firm, which has made a name for itself suing other solicitors, has expanded despite the double dip recession. The firm was established by experienced lawyers Rory Smith and Neil Mercer and specialises in civil and commercial litigation. They now employ five other members of staff and are continuing to grow.

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£5million spa plan go ahead for Plymouth Hotel

One of the leading luxury hotels in Plymouth has won planning permission to add a multi-million-pound spa. The historic Boringdon Hall Hotel is building a luxury spa, gym and pampering centre and hope that the project will be started by autumn 2013 and ready to open in 2014.

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Bristol and Plymouth possibilities for the De Vere Group

The De Vere Group is looking to expand its portfolio with new hotels in Plymouth and Bristol. The hotel group, which includes De Vere Hotels and De Vere Village Urban Resorts, has announced that they are planning on developing six to eight new properties over the next three years.

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6,500 more NHS dental places since the start the year

6,500 extra NHS dental places have been created in Plymouth since the start of 2012. It is thought that the surge in extra places is due to graduates of the Peninsula school staying in the city and becoming dentists in Plymouth after qualifying.

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Solicitors celebrate 200 years

Wolferstans Solicitors in Plymouth have reached an extraordinary landmark; their 200 year anniversary. The firm was established by Samuel Kelly in 1812 at a time when Plymouth was about to have their biggest population boom.

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Better L-driver pass rates in West Country

Drivers taking their test in the Westcountry have a better chance of passing their test than those in the rest of the UK. Driving Standards Agency (DSA) figures for 2011 show that more than half of all practical driving tests taken at examination centres in Devon and Cornwall were passed.

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Solo 24-hour rowing challenge completed by fundraiser

A 52 year old father has told of his ordeal battling 10ft waves and terrible weather conditions as he manned a solo rowing boat in order to raise money for charity. Richard Hudson, spent 24 hours in the water to raise money for the Jeremiah’s Journey charity. Richard covered around 70 miles and rowed around the Mewstone and along the River Yealm.

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